AMERICAN MX CHAMPIONSHIP TIGHTENING UP OUT FRONT:
The fight at the top of both the 450 and 250 classes in the American motocross championship closed up at Southwick. Ryan Dungey was able to squeez a few points back on 450 championship leader, Ryan Villopoto, while Eli Tomac closed the gap slightly to Ken Roczen in the 250 class.
Another rider to watch out for in the 250 class is 2012 champion, Blake Baggett, another solid points haul at Southwick saw him move from 4th to 3rd in the championship, leap frogging Marvin Musquin. SOUTHWICK GONE:
The race at Southwick on the weekend looks as though it was the last time the venue will be used for an American Motocross Championship round for the foreseeable future.
The Land owners "The American Legion" have increased the lease price substantial from what we have been able to find out, with the current promoters who lease the land to run not only the Southwick national, but also the track in general for other race events and practice days, choosing not to renew their contract, leaving no promoter to run the event.
Even if a new promoter was to be found, there is no guarantee that MX sports, who run the American Motorcross championship would grant the new promoter the spot on the calendar. A WEEK IN MOTION R!DE HQ, AORC 2013 - Round 7/8 - Seniors: Yamaha Takes on Rounds 7&8 of the AORC - Coonawarra, SA : Moto Life - Episode 4 'Expect the Unexpected' : Epic Yamaha WR450F Ad - Reunion: MXGP of Sweden 2013: Moto X 338 Southwick National 2013 Motocross Highlights: 2013 YOSHIMURA SUZUKI FACTORY RACING - SOUTHWICK: GoPro HD: Ryan Villopoto FULL Moto 2 - Southwick 2013 : Honda reveals 2014 CRF250R - explains new specification THATS A WRAP
Well that is a wrap for Week 26 of the 2013 Race Season. This weekend will see Australia's best Desert racers, Off-Road Racers and even some top Motocross racers head to Mildura in Victoria for the 2013 Hattah Desert race, while our internationals stars will be in actoin at both the World Motocross Championship, as well as at round seven of the American Motocross Championship.
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